Dr Patrick (Pádraig) McEvoy

Dr Patrick McEvoy


Patrick McEvoy

Senior Research Associate

Senior Member IEEE, MIET
PhD Microwave Antenna Engineering (2007, Loughborough University, UK)
MEng Electronic Communication Engineering (1998, University of Hull, UK)
Dip EE Telecommunications & Electronics (1995, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland)


Room 410, Kevin Street Campus
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Tel: +353 (0)1 402 4716


Patrick McEvoy is a Senior Research Associate at the Antenna and High Frequency Research Centre in the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. He received the Dip EE in Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 1995; the MEng in Electronic Communications Engineering from the University of Hull, Hull, England (including 6 months at L’Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris, France), in 1998; and a PhD in microwave antenna engineering from Loughborough University, England, in 2007.
From 1998 to 2002 he was a Research Engineer at Loughborough University, England with the initial from Navstar Systems Limited (subsequently Symmetricom and then Sarantel) to research Miniaturised Dielectric Loaded Antennas and an advanced measurement technique for high volume manufacturing production. His contributions also included the implementation of large-scale anechoic chambers for antenna measurements and developing a cluster of 32 PCs for distributed computing of full wave electromagnetic models. In addition to contributing to research proposals, he was responsible for assisting PhD students, website development and authoring engineering publications.
Promoted to a Senior Research Engineer in 2002, Dr McEvoy coordinated several research projects in the area of applied metamaterials technologies for enhanced antenna performance, optimisation of high-dielectric mobile telephony antennas with low specific absorption and he assisted with organising an international conference in Loughborough. The research stakeholders included the UK Department of Trade and Industry, national and international research institutions and UK government agencies. He was a shareholder and contributor to Antrum Limited which was spun out of Loughborough University to commercialise some of the research that was led by Prof. Yiannis Vardaxoglou.
In 2004 he became a Research Manager with key responsibilities to serve a team of 25 faculty academics and researchers. His role extended to coordinating multi-disciplinary research proposals, mentoring PhD research students on experimental methods and publications. He was also responsible for leading and supervising technical and research staff on the development of advanced manufacturing and measurement facilities for research. He played a significant role in strategic planning and engaged with external stakeholders to help win research projects valued at over STG £836,000. He was the Coordinating Chair for the Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conferences in 2005 and 2006, which continues annually and attracts worldwide delegates as the premier antennas conference in the UK.
From 2007 he became a Senior Research Associate for Prof Max Ammann and part-time lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. While he initially researched Ultra Wideband Antennas for radar and communications applications, he is current researching antennas for body area communications, sensors networks and for enhanced integration with solar cells. His main research interests include the electromagnetic interaction antenna-human tissue, hyperthermia applicators, microwave imaging and ultra wideband devices for frequency and time-domain applications. He has authored research grant proposals for the team that have a combined value of €1.25M.
He has over 15 years of experience of applied academic and industrial research on product design, high-volume manufacturing, measurement systems and commercialisation of new technologies. He has 12 peer-reviewed journal publications and over 50 papers issued at international conferences, including 5 invited papers. His h-index = 10 and he has over 361 citations to his publications. Dr McEvoy acts a reviewer for four leading antenna and related journals and he was a co-recipient of two awards for industrial commercialization of researched antenna technologies.

Research Interests and Expertise


  • DIT Hothouse Researcher Commercialisation Award 2011.
  • DIT Hothouse Researcher Commercialisation Award 2010.

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)


  1. D. Gaetano, P. McEvoy, M. J. Ammann, C. Brannigan, L. Keating, and F. Horgan,
    "Footwear and Wrist Communication Links using 2.4 GHz and UWB Antennas",
    Electronics, vol. 3, issue 2, pp. 339-350, 06/2014.
  2. D. Gaetano, P. McEvoy, M. J. Ammann, J. E. Browne, L. Keating, and F. Horgan,
    "Footwear Antennas for Body Area Telemetry",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation , vol. 61, issue 10, pp. 4908-4916, 10/2013.
  3. D. Gaetano, V. Sipal, P. McEvoy, M. J. Ammann, C. Brannigan, L. Keating, and F. Horgan,
    "Footwear-centric body area network with directional UWB antenna",
    Electronics Letters, vol. 49, issue 14, pp. 860 – 861, 07/2013.
  4. S. Curto, P. McEvoy, X. L. Bao, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Compact Patch Antenna for Electromagnetic Interaction with Human Tissue at 434 MHz",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 57, issue 9, pp. 2564-2571, 09/2009.
  5. S. Curto, T. S. P. See, P. McEvoy, M. J. Ammann, and Z. N. Chen,
    "In-Silico Hyperthermia Performance of a Near-Field Patch Antenna at Various Positions on a Human Body Model",
    IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 5, issue 12, pp. 1408-1415, 09/2011.
  6. X. L. Bao, M. J. Ammann, and P. McEvoy,
    "Microstrip-fed Wideband Circularly Polarized Printed Antenna",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 58, issue 10, pp. 3150-3156, 10/2010.
  7. O. Leisten, J. C. Vardaxoglou, P. McEvoy, R. D. Seager, and A. Wingfield,
    "Miniaturised Dielectrically-Loaded Quadrifilar Antenna for Global Positioning System (GPS)",
    Electronics Letters, vol. 37, issue 22, pp. 1321-1322, 10/2001.
  8. A. Dumoulin, M. John, M. J. Ammann, and P. McEvoy,
    "Optimized Monopole and Dipole Antennas for UWB Asset Tag Location Systems",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 60, issue 6, pp. 2896-2904, 06/2012.
  9. D. Gaetano, M. J. Ammann, P. McEvoy, M. John, L. Keating, and F. Horgan,
    "Proximity Study of a UWB Directional Conformal Antenna on Water Pipe",
    Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 54, issue 8, pp. 1982-1986, 08/2012.
  10. S. V. Shynu, M. J. Roo Ons, P. McEvoy, M. J. Ammann, S. McCormack, and B. Norton,
    "Integration of Microstrip Patch Antenna with Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cell",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 57, issue 12, pp. 3969-3972, 12/2009.
  11. O. O’Conchubhair, P. McEvoy, M. J. Ammann, and G. Ruvio,
    "Integration of Inverted-F Antenna with Solar Cell Substitute",
    LAPC - Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference, Loughborough, UK, pp. 1-4, 12/11/2012.
  12. G. Ruvio, D. Gaetano, M. J. Ammann, and P. McEvoy,
    "Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna for Water Pipe Sensor and Telemetry",
    International Journal of Geophysics, vol. 2012, pp. Article ID 916176, 05/2012.
  13. P. McEvoy, S. Curto, M. John, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Directive Ultra Wideband Antennas for Radar Applications in Wireless Sensor Networks",
    Royal Irish Academy Research Colloquium on Emerging Trends In Wireless Communications, Dublin, Ireland, Committee for Communications and Radio Science, Royal Irish Academy, pp. 103-105, 24/04/2008.
  14. M. J. Ammann, and P. McEvoy,
    "(Invited) Antenna Challenges for WSN",
    WiSen RF Workshop, Dublin, Ireland, 05/12/2007.
  15. V. Sipal, D. Gaetano, P. McEvoy, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Impact of Hub Location on the Performance of Wireless Body Area Networks for Fitness Applications",
    IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 99, issue 99, pp. 1-4, 12/2014, In Press.
  16. C. S. Hung, C. Anderson, J. A. Horne, and P. McEvoy,
    "Mobile Phone 'Talk-Mode' Signal Delays EEG-Determined Sleep Onset",
    Neuroscience Letters, vol. 421, issue 1: Elsevier, pp. 82-86, 06/2007.
  17. M. I. Kitra, C. J. Panagamuwa, P. McEvoy, J. C. Vardaxoglou, and J. R. James,
    "Low SAR Ferrite Handset Antenna Design",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 55, issue 4, pp. 1155-1164, 04/2007.
  18. O. Leisten, J. Fieret, S. I. Boehlen, P. T. Rumsby, P. McEvoy, and J. C. Vardaxoglou,
    "Laser Assisted Manufacture for Performance Optimised, Dielectrically Loaded GPS Antennas for Mobile Telephones",
    SPIE International Optical Design Conference 2002, vol. 4637, Tucson, AZ, USA, SPIE, pp. 397-403, 18/06/2002.
  19. P. McEvoy, M. John, S. Curto, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Group Delay Performance of Ultra Wideband Monopole Antennas for Communication Applications",
    LAPC - Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference, Loughborough, UK, Loughborough University, pp. 377-380, 17/03/2008.